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Lipscomb named to prestigious Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll for fourth consecutive year

Lipscomb is leading the way as a place that welcomes and serves transfer students.

Kim Chaudoin  | 

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Lipscomb University is one of the top universities in the nation for transfer students for the fourth consecutive year as it is one of 123 institutions named to the 2020 Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll. Lipscomb is one of only four institutions in Tennessee to be named to the list.

Phi Theta Kappa’s Transfer Honor Roll recognizes excellence and success in community college transfer pathway development among four-year colleges and universities. In addition to Lipscomb, other institutions selected for the honor roll include Appalachian State University, Gonzaga University, Kansas State University, Loyola University, Mississippi State University and Valparaiso University.

Lipscomb offers four academic scholarships to transfer students — the Lipscomb Pathways Scholarship, Transfer Academic Scholarship, the 30+ hours Scholarship and the Phi Theta Kappa and National Society of Leadership Scholarships. Get more information here.

 Students interested in transferring to Lipscomb may used a special online form to receive a credit evaluation and find out how their hours will transfer to the university. Find the form here

Phi Theta Kappa’s Transfer Profile asks colleges questions about admissions practices, cost of attendance, campus life, recruitment practices, and peer reviews. It is meant to reflect what the transfer student experience is like at their colleges, as well as the strategies colleges are taking to support and enroll transfer students. 

The profile immediately gives colleges a Transfer Friendliness Rating they can use to gauge how friendly their admissions and recruitment strategies are. The top 25 percent highest-rated colleges were named to the Transfer Honor Roll. Through a new and unique partnership with the National Student Clearinghouse, colleges can have data from the Clearinghouse automatically populated into its Transfer Profile each year. Students can see some of this data on the colleges’ profiles, enabling them to gauge what the college does to support transfer students, see the number of transfer students enrolled at that college, and determine whether the school could be a good fit.

“The Transfer Honor Roll reflects the growing importance of recognizing and responding to the needs of transfer students,” Phi Theta Kappa President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner said. “This award is given to four-year colleges and universities with proven outcomes for transfer success. They are the best at providing a supportive and smooth transition from community college — equating to increased rates of bachelor’s degree attainment for transfer students.”

For more information about transferring to Lipscomb University, visit